Video game developer BioWare has announced that it is expanding the number of players who can take advantage of the Legacy Promotion for Star Wars: The Old Republic while also giving them more free playing time with the MMO.
The move was made by the developer because of player feedback on the official forums.
Greg Zeschuk, who is the general manager working at BioWare
, has posted on forums saying that the Legacy Promotion is now applicable to all those who have reached at least Legacy Level 6, regardless of whether they actually have a character that has reached level 50.
Gamers have until April 22 at 5 PM Greenwich Mean Time to reach the required Legacy level and will then receive access to 30 days of free time with Star Wars: The Old Republic.
The extra playing time will be added to their account before 4:59 PM GMT on April 26.
When the 1.2 patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic
was introduced, BioWare added a number of rewards for gamers, including in-game pets and free playing time for those who were returning to the MMO in order to check out the new content.
The successful launch of the Star Wars MMO has been seen as a sign that the subscription-based business model still has a future, but recent moves from both BioWare and Electronic Arts have suggested that the number of subscribers for the game is dropping.
BioWare has promised that it will continue to deliver new content and new mechanics for Star Wars: The Old Republic all through the year while also squashing any bugs that the player base is reporting.
The development team has also promised that during the summer it will introduce at least one major change to the core concepts that underpin the MMO.